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Well, hello there! My name is Ebenezer Von Clutch. I like speed and violence.

Von Clutch interacting with Crash

Ebenezer Von Clutch is a cyborg and the owner of Von Clutch's MotorWorld. He is a German engineer and a huge fan of racing, car crashes and the Crash Bandicoot franchise (as shown in the second cutscene in Crash Tag Team Racing, which breaks the fourth wall and leaves everyone confused). He summoned everyone to the MotorWorld's main office room when they crash through the gate to help him find his Black Heart Power Gem.


Crash Tag Team Racing

Crash, Coco and Crunch helped Von Clutch find his Black Heart Power Gem, the very power source that keeps him alive. It was revealed that Willie Wumpa Cheeks, the MotorWorld mascot, had stolen his gem. Crash defeated Wumpa Cheeks in Astro Land and returned the gem to Von Clutch, but in the end, Crash ended up knocking it back out of his stomach by so he'd stop cheering and shouting, knocking him out. It is unknown what has happened to Von Clutch; though Pasadena most probably put the gem back into his stomach.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

Von Clutch appears as a playable racer as part of the Neon Circus Grand Prix. He can be unlocked in the game's Pit Stop for 1500 Wumpa Coins.


Speed: 5/7
Accel: 5/7
Turn: 5/7
Difficulty: Intermediate
Driving Style: Balanced


Von Clutch is short and stout with green skin and a double chin. Being a cyborg, he has a robotic left leg and arms, the former controlled by winches. He has a dark green left eye and his right eye is covered by what appears to be red-lensed goggles.

It is often guessed that his cyborg appearance is the result of his many accidents during his racing career.


Von Clutch is an eccentric German inventor who loves racing and violence. He is also a self-proclaimed big fan of the Crash Bandicoot games, which can be seen in the MotorWorld, which carries numerous references to the original Crash adventures Crash lived, including race tracks based on Egyptian, prehistoric, space, and fairy tale/medieval settings.

He is a good friend of Pasadena O'Possum and formerly Willie Wumpa Cheeks. His trust, however, was detrimental in allowing himself to be fooled by Willie Wumpa, even after Willie revealed to him he was the one who stole Von Clutch's Black Heart Power Gem.

However, the park workers frequently describe Von Clutch as a "cheapskate", with Pasadena even mentioning that she hasn't been paid since the Black Heart Power Gem was stolen. Rather than being greedy with his funds, though, it's possible that he simply has no concept of monetary value, as he refers to the Wumpa Coins as "park tokens" when the other characters imply that they are legal tender throughout the park.



See: Ebenezer Von Clutch/Gallery

Names In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Arabic إيبينيزر فون كلاتش
'iibinizar fun klatsh
(same as English)
Japanese エベニーザー・ボン・クラッチ
Ebenīzā Bon Kuratchi
(same as English)


  • Despite the paradoxical contradiction it seems to create with the fourth wall, Von Clutch is apparently a huge fan of the Crash Bandicoot franchise and claims to possess every game in the series made up to 2005.
    • If Pasadena O'Possum shares his enthusiasm for the series, it could be that her crush on him at least somewhat stems from hero worship for the famous bandicoot.